KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a deep mahogany brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that reduced in the first few minutes down to a thin cap and medium collar, which in turn created some excellent sheets of sticky spotty lace.
The aroma was nice and robust with a roasted biscuit malt and a sweet yeast with notes of caramel, a mild coffee, light chocolate, dried fruit (figs and dates) and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was a very smooth malty sweet with a hint of caramel and a mild coffee presence at first, with the finish being sweetly acidic and having a good dose of dried fruit and a decent alcohol ending. The flavor lasted a good long time after the swallow, leaving behind a mild alcohol fruity taste.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and had a creamy dry texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall a nice bold fruity sweet Scottish Ale with more of an alcohol presence than the ABV suggests...
CH-303 (1746) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear, deep brown with nice light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, sweet, molasses.
Taste: Dark malt, slightly toasted. Smooth, slight wood? Very easy drinking!
Bought: West Lakeview Liquors, 355 ml, $2.99
MrHangover (3494) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown beer with a small, brownish head on top. Aroma has massive dried fruits, grapes, apples, some chocolate, some caramel. Very full and rich. Flavor is again quite rich, sweet, fruity. Loads of sweet dried fruits again present in the different levels. Big hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Low level of carbonation, long, sticky sweet aftertaste. Good stuff for real!
sturmthis (943) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Cola color with little head. Figs, plum and caramel aroma. Less figgy taste, more roasted caramel. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.
Dorkenstein (177) - - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fig and plum aroma with some roasted sweet malts. Taste is fig and plum, vanilla, roasted malt, peat, toffee.
Finhead (1403) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour with a white head. The aroma has slightly roasted aroma with some caramel notes. It has a medium body with average carbonation. The taste is lightly to a roasted and mildly sweet.
Fritz123 (1419) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a small snifter at Lizardville. Deep brown color mostly opaque. Small to no head. Aroma is malty with caramel, graham cracker, hint of vanilla and leather. The taste was quite similar yet more muted than the aroma suggests. It was the right mouth balance. Finish is malty and caramel. Pretty good.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some malts in aroma kind of wine like, similar to new castle but not that bad.malts came through to save it from a 2+ rating. Other than that not much else.
drsordr (1673) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour deep mahogany with amber hue and moderate tan head. Taste mostly caramel malt and some sweet fruit. Mid palate light bitter. Light peat. Not as hoppy as most 3f beers.
Niko100 (2328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, peat/wood, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel/syrup, dark fruit, some chocolate, and spice; Pretty decent.
madelfonatree (180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look - Brown, almost amber. Thin ivory head with weak bartender pour. Little lacing.
Smell - Plum. Malt. Caramel.
Taste - Plum. Malt. Caramel. Toffee. Tootsie roll.
Feel - Medium feel. Medium carbonation and almost a carbonation bomb. Very little bitterness on finish and aftertaste.
Overall - Solid brown/Scottish ale. I don’t know what’s not normal here.